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Well-Versed: 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' Is A Gorgeous, Fun, Warm-Hearted Treat

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:01pm

Many Spider-Men and -Women meet up in this "graphically dazzling, generously imaginative, nakedly optimistic, mercilessly funny" and refreshingly inclusive animated film.

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'Mortal Engines' Internally Combusts

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:01pm

Long on CGI but short on any real inspiration, this adaptation of a fantasy series about giant cities that roam a post-apocalyptic landscape quickly runs out of gas.

(Image credit: Mark Pokorny/Universal Pictures)

In The Luminous 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' A Perfect Love Meets An Imperfect World

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:01pm

Director Barry Jenkins follows up Moonlight with this exquisite film adaptation of James Baldwin's novel about the clash between love and racial injustice.

(Image credit: Tatum Mangus /Annapurna Picture)

A Boy Grows Up Fast On The Streets Of Beirut In The Dickensian 'Capernaum'

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:00pm

A tough, wise-beyond-his-years 12-year-old (Zain Al Rafeea) leaves the misery of his home life, only to take on the responsibility of caring for an even younger child.

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In Grisly, Sadistic 'The House That Jack Built,' Lars von Trier Deconstructs Himself

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:00pm

This uber-violent film about a remorseless serial killer (Matt Dillon) requires an iron stomach, but it's a "thoughtful, honest onscreen meditation on morality and personal culpability."

(Image credit: IFC Films)

This 'Broken Ornament' Led To Christmas Magic

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:20pm

Award-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi got the idea for his new children's book when his own daughter accidentally dropped a beloved Christmas ornament, and he made up a story to comfort her. W

(Image credit: Tony DiTerlizzi)

Richard E. Grant Barely Survived Childhood. Now He's Thriving As An Actor

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 1:25pm

The self-described "lifelong character actor" plays an alcoholic sidekick in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Through Grant is allergic to alcohol, he grew up in Swaziland with an alcoholic father.

(Image credit: Mary Cybulski/Twentieth Century Fox)

As 'Springsteen On Broadway' Closes, Its Excellent Film Welcomes A New Audience

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:33pm

Springsteen has performed his one-man show over 230 times since its debut last year. But, just as the Boss bids adieu to Broadway, a new film documenting the show is set to premiere on Netflix.

(Image credit: Danny Clinch/Shore Fire Media)

Obama Photographer Uses 'Shade' To Contrast Presidents, Political Landscapes

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:00am

On Instagram and in his latest book, former White House photographer Pete Souza juxtaposes images of the 44th president as critical counterpoints to headlines and tweets generated by the 45th.

(Image credit: Pete Souza)

The Cure, Janet Jackson, Radiohead Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees For 2019

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 7:05am

The institution chose seven inductees from a field of 15 to honor at next March's ceremony, including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music and The Zombies.

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Reading The Game: Walden

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 6:00am

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with the most intentionally literary game we've ever looked at: Walden, A Game, in which you play as Henry David Thoreau (yes, really).

(Image credit: Screenshot courtesy of USC Game Innovation Lab)

In 'Roma,' A Director Recreates The City — And The Caretaker — Of His Youth

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:00am

Alfonso Cuarón, now an Oscar-winning filmmaker, has a new movie set in his childhood neighborhood in Mexico City. But it's really about the live-in nanny and housekeeper who helped raise him.

(Image credit: Carlos Somonte/Netflix)

Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:00am

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

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Former NFL Player Tim Green Has A New Opponent — ALS

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 4:00am

Green, a well-known voice on NPR in the 1990s, is one of a growing number of former football players with the degenerative illness Lou Gehrig's disease. And he's not hiding it.

(Image credit: Heather Ainsworth for NPR)

'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 3:07am

Not a "best" list, the Library of Congress' registry is intended to keep a record of American culture as represented through film; this year's selections admit more diverse styles and stories.

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Rays Of Sun Or A Reminder Of Atrocities? After Protests, L.A. Mural Will Be Removed

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 8:53pm

The artist says he meant no harm, but some Korean neighbors see echoes of a flag flown by the imperial Japanese army during World War II.

(Image credit: Beau Stanton/Courtesy)

For December, 3 Romantic Holiday Escapes

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:00am

Get away from holiday stress and crummy weather with our romance picks for December. We've got great contemporary stories and a charming inversion of that classic Regency trope, the forced engagement.

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'Fearless Girl' Finds New Home Facing The New York Stock Exchange

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:30am

"Fearless Girl" is on the move. The sculpture, which once stared down the "Charging Bull" statue, has officially moved a few blocks over to face an even bigger beast, the New York Stock Exchange.

Maureen Corrigan Picks The Best Books Of 2018, Including The Novel Of The Year

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:29pm

Fresh Air's book critic recommends the ten best books of the year, including The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai's sweeping story about the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.

The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:29pm

Autonomous vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.

(Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

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